|Workshop by BarbS||posted 2460 days ago||3469 reads||2 times favorited||34 comments|
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Shop update for July 2010:
With the recent purchase of a short-bed Woodfast bowl lathe, I’ve had to rearrange the double-car garage that has become my shop once again. I have a new workstation, and am trying valiantly to keep the flatwork tools for possible use! After my elderly mother finally stopped driving and sold her car last year, the entire space became my play land. I do, however, share the storage space with her for gardening tools along one wall and my mate George with automotive tools along another wall. In fact, my table saw wears an off-duty OSB cover because one day years ago, I came home to find a greasy alternator taken apart and being worked on, on my bare table saw top. After a blue tirade, it now also serves as a work surface when covered. The new used lathe is very exciting. I am going from a 10” capacity Jet Mini-Lathe to a 20” swing on a vastly superior machine. Lots to learn and experiment with. Of course, I kept the mini. Now I’m a 2-lathe shop! Still kind of unbelievable to me, but it must mean I am getting serious about this hobby. Lots of silver maple turning stock to play with, and I just mail-ordered more osage orange because my one sample was so much fun to turn. Sorry to say, my kitchen is being sadly neglected, and I have to remind myself to take care of things with my day job, because this shop is now my soul obsession!